Liverpool block Newcastle loan move for Sheyi Ojo

Sheyi Ojo
Sheyi Ojo

Liverpool will NOT loan Sheyi Ojo to Newcastle United, according to a report today.

Rafa Benitez wants to sign the winger on a season-long deal.

Championship clubs Fulham, Middlesbrough and Derby County have reportedly been given permission to speak to Ojo.

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But The Sun claim that Liverpool unhappy with Newcastle's approach to loan talks – and that manager Jurgen Klopp will now only sell to United with a buy-back option.

Ojo is reportedly rated in the £10million bracket by Klopp.

The Gazette reported last month that Liverpool had knocked back an early loan move from Newcastle for the England Under-20 international.

Ojo was left out of Liverpool's squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy earlier this month.

Meanwhile, United manager Benitez said he was "hopeful" of another transfer breakthrough after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Preston North End.

The club signed Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo last week from Norwich City and Atletico Madrid respectively.